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January 2019 - 20 Year Engineering Reunion in Playa del Carmen

Started the year off with two amazing friends who came for a week visit, then a surprise lengthened stayed in a great apartment with a small catch and a few adventures to round out the month.  Oh and maybe I found a few things I'd been looking for too.

Hey Brad, Chris and John here
20 years it's been since 5 young engineering students had a week of fun in the sun and this was the Reunion in Mexico again.  Of course a little older and wiser, but the smiles and good conversation did not change. Basically we ate too much, hit the beach and drank a few beers.

Flash Reunion Apartment

Not bad


La Perla Pixan

Love people jumping on the
dance floor at restaurants

One group's K Shaw. at Caiman

I'm still amazed by this photo.
Libre (Freedom) shown on the foam
as the light hit the glass perfectly.

This looks interesting


Boom! at Abolengo bartina

Chiltepin again, so good

A little Engineering by Johnny to 
stop the water leak behind the washer

"Hole in the corner" at calle 6 and 25 ave

Roof top pool time

John, Chris and Me

Fun underwater

Oh it's a good pool

Beach walking near the Reef Resort

Pimp place - Deck 5 bar

Good views from here

Another night out and with luck catching the Beanheads band.

Kitxen (Kitchen)

Check out this Beatbox guy...Unbelievable!

Guy from Montreal
jumped up with the band
and kicked ass with 
mouth organ and singing

Side Track - The original plan was to leave the same day as the boys heading back to Canada, but the job I was scheduled to do fell through so I cancelled my flight and stuck around.  Good choice! I booked a place the day before we all parted ways and settled in on CTM ave which turned out to be a great spot! No pool, but it has a roof top jacuzzi and a much better community of people living there.

Local bus on 30th ave, $0.30

Wow, rough looking seat, but I bet
it's comfy.

A lovely well priced studio apartment.  Perfect!

My friend Marina
found this place for me

Just a regular well appointed studio apartment...with one catch...PLAY video to find out what happens at 9am and 9pm.

A studio with separation

And the stunning building rooftop Terrace


Did I mention the Jacuzzi?

It's a beautiful rooftop

And only 6 blocks from the beach

Young mexican kids already
fully employed crushing cans

Roof top watch dogs

Love in the air

Ga,ga, Goldwing!

The part of 5th Ave few get to see,
but the best part i'd say

Calle 70 access to the Beach

Oh, I can live near here

Caught in the beginning of a Storm which lasted the 30 min cold walk home.

Crazy storm.

Visiting Trevor C and his family at Paamul Beach.

What a spot

Ok guys, you got your gear figured?




That's a white fleshy canadian shark behind me

Amazing how these Stingrays can blend in.

And finally (truly finally as I hadn't visited last year either) I made it to Chichen Itza, thanks for inspiring me Vicky.  Although I can't say Chichen Itza blew me away anymore than Tulum or Copan, but the Oxman cenote and the trip itself were a blast!

"City Car Rental"

Love these motocarts

And all other stuff on the road

World Wonders

Seems touristy

Selfie it up...Naaaaahhhhhhh

That's better



The famous sport field for

Over 100 vendors selling you
every step of the way
Chichen Itza in the shade getting my learn on. "The Entrance"

There's something
interesting here

Yep, there really are people all over the place at Chichen Itza to really enjoy the day at Oxman cenote about 25 km from Chichen Itza on the road to Tulum. 350 pesos for two people which covers lunch and a free entry to the cenote instead of 100 pesos just for the cenote, no lunch.

Come on in, it's lovely

This place is great.

Secret entrance, exciting
Cenote Oxman down below.


Very cool look at the roots
From the top near the resto and pool

Other Stuff

Bargain $1500 CAD

Take a break

Like $2 for 20 litres, delivered!

Flip Flop repaired by upholster guy

Nice cheap bar with a view

Classic Argentina girl with her custom
mate bag for the beach

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